Bangladesh – Rapid Needs Assessment 2 (August - September 2020)

REMAP Dhaka Support Team
Period Covered
Aug 01 2020
Sep 30 2020
  • Mobility Tracking
  • Baseline Assessment


As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged globally, migrant workers, both internationally and within Bangladesh, found themselves facing a new set of challenges and vulnerabilities. With limited access to income-generating activities, social services, healthcare systems, and social support networks, many have opted to return home. During August and September 2020, IOM conducted a second round of data collection, supported by the European Union under the regional program REMAP and in coordination with the Research and Policy unit of the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment, Bangladesh, along with the NPM team based in Cox’s Bazar, to further enhance the understanding of economic impacts and relevant challenges related to COVID-19 in Bangladesh while focusing on a longitudinal perspective and analysis.